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A sea lion sleeping on his back

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by Terry Welte

One very large sea lion had rolled onto his back to rest with sun shining on his face.

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Snarling amid the females

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by Terry Welte

A large male snarled and made loud noises in the middle of the females.

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Essay in sea lion skin

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by Terry Costales

One photo shows three different coats.

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Crows On The Pier Behind

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by Bryan Costales

The western face of Pier 39 was crowded with folks there to watch the lounging sea lions.

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Raft of Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

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by Terry Costales

For an unforgettable wildlife experience, I highly recommend the Elkhorn Slough Safari in Moss Landing. We saw over one hundred sea otters, almost eighty harbor seals and dozens of sea lions very up close and personal. This photo shows a raft of about eighty sea otters. Raft is the official label for a bunch of otters hanging out together, looking like a raft. In addition to sea mammals, I also photographed sixteen species of birds. The trip was two hours of wildlife bliss. There were a few . . .

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On a bay filled with stars

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by Terry Welte

Sunlight reflected from the harbor water caused the surface to sparkle as this sea lion swam through it.

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Looking up at tourists looking down

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by Terry Welte

Looking up at tourists looking down , (2006) Monterey Harbor, Monterey, California , © 2006 Terry Welte

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A young sea lion slept

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by Terry Welte

A juvenile sea lion found a sunny place to itself on one corner of the dock. There it laid down and slept.

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A sea lion woke up

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by Terry Welte

Another sea lion caused a ruckus elsewhere on the pier which caused this fellow to lift his head and look.

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Abstraction in repose

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by Terry Welte

A sleeping sea lion can catch the light just right to cause his smooth body to appear as if it was a sculpture.

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Close-up of a face

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by Terry Costales

Close up of a sleeping sea lion and those long whiskers.

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A pair of snoozers

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by Terry Welte

A pair of sea lions rested on the floating docks.

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Objected to interloper

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by Terry Welte

An interloper sea lion had just boarded the floating dock. This appeared to have upset the sea lion already on the dock.

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A snoozer

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by Terry Welte

A gentle, sunny afternoon found this sea lion taking a nap.

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Old number 99

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by Terry Welte

This old male had the number 99 branded into its back.

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A sea lion stretched

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by Terry Welte

This sea lion had just woken up and was stretching.

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Belly up

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by Terry Welte

A sea lion lay on its back, belly up to the sun.

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If it itches bite it

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by Terry Costales

Sea lions cannot uses their flippers to scratch themselves all over, so must use their mouths to attack certain itches on the body.

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Make noise

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by Terry Welte

Periodically, one or more sea lions would combine to make loud barking sounds.

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A swimmer

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by Terry Welte

A sea lion swam away from one platform and toward another.

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A sea lion swam

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by Terry Welte

A sea lion swam upside down in the water near the floating docks.

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Snarling from the water

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by Terry Welte

This snarling sea lion made a ruckus that afternoon.

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Snarling from a platform

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by Terry Welte

Another sea lion on a floating dock snarled and made noise.

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Snarling at a neighbor

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by Terry Welte

As a sea lion arrived on the platform, another might object to the new arrival.

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A posing male

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by Terry Welte

A large male sea lion posed to demonstrate that this area on the floating dock was his territory.

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